Wandsworth offers lots of local activities in the Summer holidays for children and young people with SEND. Most are free or at a discounted rate, and whenever possible siblings and friends can join in.
These activities are all part of Wandsworth’s SEND local offer. You can find out more by visiting the SEND Local Offer website www.wandsworth.gov.uk/localoffer. Calling on 020 8871 8907 or emailing email@example.com
To make sure families with a child with SEND are kept informed about the latest offers, please encourage and support them to join the Disabled Children’s Register (DCR) and apply for a WAND card. If they are 18 to 24, they can apply for a WAND+ card.
WAND and WAND+Card holders who allow us to email them, are emailed most weeks about offers and activities. We post out a DCR Newsletter to everyone twice a year, and this is when we post out our annual Guide to Wandsworth’s Short Breaks Offer, the Local Offer Map and other publications like “Where can I use my WAND/WAND+ card?” This year the Spring DCR Newsletter also has 4 pages of ideas for Summer days out which are either free or reasonably priced and within 45 minutes of Wandsworth.
We have no WAND Partners – the local businesses like Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, Go Ape, Places Leisure Centres, Flip Out and all the others who support the WAND card with offers and support - outside Wandsworth, but showing the WAND card at venues, in London and nationwide will often get you fast track access at museums, gardens, activity centres, theme parks and attractions, free carer passes at these venues and we tell our WAND card holders always ask about any concessions!
This Summer our WAND/WAND+ card holders* can:
As well as the ongoing offers, for WAND and WAND+ card holders, and their families there will be:
Using email to contact most of the 1200 DCR members, WAND and WAND+ card holders we can also let them know, week by week, about other events, activities and offers, as we organise them or are told about them. These include :
Here are some videos of the activities on offer:
*WAND Card holder are DCR members with a high level of need, evidenced by receiving DLA at the middle or higher rate for either care or mobility, PIPs or supported by a letter to the DCR and WAND Team from a professional who knows them confirming that they have a SEND which impacts significantly on getting about and accessing services.